French Tenses Simplified: Master the 10 Main Tenses Quickly!

French tenses can be tough - Lot's to remember and so little time. Master them Quickly with this comprehensive course!
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

Learning the French tenses can be time consuming and, unfortunately, rather boring if you follow the 'traditional' methods. Enroll in this course and I will help you master the 10 most important tenses in the fastest and most efficient way possible by learning how each tense is formed, when it is used and, to make it even simpler to remember, what the English equivalent is!

Content Last Updated: Sept 2016

Over 3,900 students are already profiting from this course!


See what my current students have to say:

"This course is an excellent tool to anyone learning French" - Audry Candida Da Silva Wickham

"This course is presented in a direct, easy to learn manner. I expected to master the 10 main tenses fast, and that is exactly what I learn from this course. Highly recommended!" - Michael Lim

"A nice summary of the different French tenses. Very handy for someone wanting to delve into the language more deeply." - David Khoury


Work your way through the tenses in easy-to-follow lectures, then test what you have learned at the end of each section - as a professional languages teacher and tutor my experience has shown time and time again that by revising our learning after short bursts we are able to remember information MUCH more effectively!

Enroll in this course today and it is GUARANTEED to help your knowledge and understanding of the French tenses. Whether you are taking your exams, finals or are just brushing up on your already-developed language skills then this course WILL help! Don't forget, you are covered by a MASSIVE 30-day no-quibble money back guarantee, so if you don't love the course then you can get a refund with no questions asked!

I am always here to take questions and I will ALWAYS respond to you. I already teach OVER 5,900 HAPPY STUDENTS on my Learn to Speak: Conversational French course at Udemy. The Conversational French course is great for improving your spoken French, and would work brilliantly alongside the Tenses course.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no requirements except your computer/device and an internet connection.
  • It may be useful to have a pen and paper (or a digital option) available to make notes (this is helpful to some, not to others).
  • No previous language experience required, but may prove an advantage.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master the 10 Main French Tenses FAST!
  • You Will Master Auxiliary Verb Use.
  • You Will Learn How to Form Each Tense
  • You Will See the English Equivalents to Help Retain More Information.

Who is the target audience?

  • You can benefit from this course whether you are a beginner or experienced.
  • As a newcomer to French you will be able to access the French tenses for the first time in an easily explained way, allowing you to build a good knowledge from scratch.
  • As an experienced French speaker you can benefit from the course as a refresher or as a more clear and concise explanation of the tenses you may already know, but not fully understand.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course
What to Expect from the Course
Section 2: Infinitive (Infinitif)
The Infintive
Section 3: Indicative (Indicatif)
The Present Indicative
The Passé Composé
6 questions

A review of the tenses we have seen so far - let's see what you remember!

The Imperfect
The Pluperfect
The Simple Future
9 questions

Let's take a look at what we can remember of these 3 tenses.

Section 4: Subjunctive (Subjonctif)
The Present Subjunctive
The Past Subjunctive
6 questions

Let's take a look at what we learned and what we can remember.

Section 5: Conditional (Conditionnel)
The Present Conditional
6 questions

Let's have a check of what we learned!

Section 6: Imperative (Impératif)
The Imperative
5 questions

A review of the imperative tense and what we remember of it.

Section 7: Conclusion
Conclusion and Further Learning
Section 8: Full Course PDF to Print and Useful Vocabulary Lists
Full Course PDF
94 pages
Emergency Situations - Useful Vocabulary List
1 page
Food and Drink - Useful Vocabulary List
3 pages
Numbers - Useful Vocabulary List
3 pages
Size and Weight - Useful Vocabulary List
2 pages
Connectives - Useful Vocabulary List
1 page
Verbs - List of Useful Verbs
1 page
Section 9: Bonus Section: 60 Second Flashcard Videos - Learn on the Go
60 Second Flashcard Video - Meals and Snacks
60 Second Flashcard Video - Drinks
60 Second Flashcard Video - Colours and Shapes
60 Second Flashcard Video - Family, Friends and Relationships

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Instructor Biography

Scott McElroy, French & Spanish teacher, Language Lover & Eternal Student.

I am an experienced teacher of French & Spanish and dedicated eLearning instructor with a Bachelors degree in Education with French specialism . I am also the proud owner of the eLingo resources page and blog. My experience covers primary and secondary teaching, as well as teaching adults of all ages.

After a 2 year period spent teaching English in Brittany, France I returned to the UK and was convinced that teaching was where I wanted to be, so I went to university and made it happen. Now I have successfully moved into the world of online teaching and I hope you will join me for the journey!

I have also leveraged this experience and my online presence to become an expert in passive income strategies using personal skill-sets and now I want to share these tips and tricks with you.

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